Medieval style date

:: in February 14, 2014 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

There is a netherlandish illuminated manuscript, which dates back to ca 1470 and is kept in Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. It was lavishly decorated for Anthony, The Great Bastard of Burgundy, who was a natural son of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy. There is a very interesting miniature on folio 244…

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A living mousetrap

:: in February 7, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

There was a brand new art born in the Netherlands in the 15th century – the new style in painting, so called “ars nova”. It was famous for illusionistic effects and incredible precision of depicting everyday objects. Some scholars say that the 15th century Netherlandish painting is “a mirror of…

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It’s time to wear a mask

:: in February 1, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In Europe, the Carnival is associated mainly with Venice, and the Venetian carnival associates with the masks. As we are now in the meddle of the carnival, we might look into this issue. It is not entirely clear what the source of the word “carnival” is. It might come from…

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